On the last day of 2020, steam locomotive no. 1309 took its first steps under steam in 64 years! Go behind the scenes on this monumental effort to bring steam back to the Western Maryland. Click here to make a donation and help us step into 2021!
Click here to learn more about an autumn appeal to steam the last baldwin into the future! An Autumn Appeal to Steam the Last Baldwin into the Future!
Dear Volunteers, Members, & Supporters: The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad (WMSR) continues to fulfill our mission to preserve and operate historic railroad equipment through safe, unique, and educational experiences. In 2019, 35,000 passengers climbed aboard our rolling time machine, whether for a regularly scheduled excursion or one of our signature events. In 2020 we were…
Click here to learn more about the western maryland scenic to revisit operations in 2021 The Western Maryland Scenic to Revisit Operations in 2021
CUMBERLAND, MD- COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on Allegany County’s most visual, audible, and ground-shaking community drivers: The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad (WMSR). Like many businesses in the region, the Western Maryland has endured an abrupt shutdown and subsequent restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the railroad studied how guidelines and precautions could be…
We’re pleased to announce two great ways to support the ongoing work to restore 1309! Our brand new online gift store is now offering 1309 Merchandise, including an attractive 1309 hat and mug! Click here to start shopping. Starting August 1st, all donations of $100 or more will be entered to win a chance to…
Click here to learn more about end of a journey – and the start of another End of a journey – and the start of another
Sometimes on a long journey, it’s impossible to know just how far you’ve come until you’re almost at the end. And the long adventure of breathing life back into Western Maryland steam locomotive no. 1309 is nearing an important conclusion.
Click here to learn more about emery trust grants $50,000 toward finishing 1309 restoration Emery Trust grants $50,000 toward finishing 1309 restoration
CUMBERLAND, Md. — The Emery Rail Heritage Trust and the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad are pleased to announce the trust has issued a special mid-year grant of $50,000 to help complete 2-6-6-2 No. 1309 as part of the “Steam the Last Baldwin” fundraising campaign.